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Shells - Maple, Birch and LauanShells - Maple, Birch and Lauan
Maple, Birch, and Lauan. Most drum shells are made of one of these woods, so we will compare them. Lauan is the softest of these woods and it is also the least attractive, which contributes to...
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Shell Construction - Why Wood
Why are drum shells made of wood?   Got me? No really, there isn't a special reason, other than wood sounds nice. As in other musical instruments, wood just has the kind of characteristics...
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Drumshell - Shell Sizes
Drumshell Sizes The size of a shell is measured in diameter by depth. A 14 inch snare, with a depth of 5 and 1/2 inches would be notated as: 14x5-1/2 (5.5). A 12 inch tom that is 10 inches deep...
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